Correctional officials have released a picture of Charles Elmer Carpenter that was taken three years ago, hoping it will help locate the convicted murderer missing from prison since Sunday.
Fifteen years ago, Carpenter, now 32, was convicted of murdering his 77-year-old grandmother in Clear Spring. He failed to return Sunday night to the Patuxent Institution Re-Entry Facility in Baltimore.
There have been unconfirmed reports that he was seen at a convenience store in Williamsport as early as Monday morning and again on Tuesday.
Maryland State Police and Washington County sheriff's deputies searched the area but found no sign of Carpenter, authorities said.
Then late Tuesday, a resident of Harpers Ferry Road called deputies to report a man appeared at his door asking for money - a man who matched Carpenter's description.